Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed a pledge to the Family Leader and in doing so have signed their names to a controversial preamble which suggests that black children born into slavery had better family structures than black children today. The Family Leader is socially conservative group which is very influential in the outcome of presidential campaigns. However, the preamble to the pledge has caused a high amount of criticism in stating that, “Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.” Full Article: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/11/gop-candidates-caught-in-slavery-controversy/?hpt=hp_t2
Many laws and government agencies have been put in place to protect against discrimination. Such laws and agencies include: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Specifically, they are intended to protect people from being treated differently by employers on the basis of their age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and other factors. These important laws offer members of protected classes whose rights have been violated the ability to obtain justice.
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